Preview of the New Book

Thanks to all that played along on my last post.  I  wasn’t so sure how to handle the tagged thing – but I see offering the new book in trade worked!  The first five to comment – and therefore the winners are:

Sheri, Ginger, Kari, Gina, and Vickie.  If you haven’t already sent me your shipping address – please send it to:

For those of you who didn’t win, but would like to check out what else is in the  book – Here’s a preview!

The name of the  book is Stop, Drop and Roll.  Here’s what it’s all about – (an excerpt from my opening paragraph)

Has life gotten a bit too stressful and busy?  Well, STOP, worrying, DROP what you are doing, grab a Jelly ROLL and get busy sewing!  You’ll soon get caught up in all the fun and forget about what’s on the news.  Plus, you’ll have a project completed in no time!  Don’t have a Jelly Roll?  Don’t worry – I’ve got you covered.  I’ve included fabric requirements for other precuts as well, including fat quarters.

Here’s the cover again.


The cover quilt is called “Center of Attention”.  Most of the fabric is from Heather Bailey’s Fresh Cut and Pop Garden lines.  This quilt combines my “current” favorite things – 2 1/2″ strips, fusible machine applique, and a large scale print.

If you just have to have that little flower on something, and don’t have room for a quilt this size – How about my “Baby Bloomer”?  The fabrics are from Patisserie by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda


Next up is my “All Wrapped Up” quilt, using the fabric line Soiree by Lila Tueller for Moda.  I love the fresh colors she used for this line.  I added the brown dot from my Cottage Charm line.


I’ve included a simple version of this pattern also – featuring Aviary by 3 Sisters for Moda.


“Chain Reaction” – Done up in Objects of Desire by Sandy Gervais and featuring my nieces Isabella and Addilyn.


I’ve got size options for this pattern  – including the next photo showing the throw size done up in my Rebel Roses line from Henry Glass.


“Buttercup” – featuring Sweet by Urban Chicks for Moda


I didn’t have room in the book for this shot, but I wanted to share it anyway.  Isabella came up with this pose on her own – in fact, she was quite a natural at directing the photo shoot!


I’ve also done up a couple runners in this pattern.  I can’t seem to stop with the options!  There are just too many possibilities . . . . This one has applique and features the line Swanky by Chez Moi for Moda.


Here’s the option for those of you who don’t do the A-word – featuring the fabric line Neptune by Tula Pink for Moda.


And, last up – my “Gettin’ Ziggy With It” quilt, featuring the line Wonderland by MoMo; a new designer from Moda.  The little boy is Gavin, Isabella’s brother.


Can you believe that is all in one little book?  I was so happy to have fit it all in – though there are always a few quilts that don’t make the cut.  Anyway, I hope you like what I’ve been so busy working on.  Please drop me a note to let me know which quilt is your favorite.  All comments will be entered into a drawing for a copy of the new book – so don’t forget to comment!

I’ve got another book and pattern to preview – so check in on Saturday for a post on the next book and a chance at another give-away!

PS – Special thanks to my brother and sister for lending my the props cute kids!  Also, a HUGE thanks to Lissa at Moda for the great fabrics!

About Heather Peterson

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106 Responses to Preview of the New Book

  1. Michelle says:

    Oh my gosh! I would totally copy the “Gettin’ Ziggy With It” – love the Wonderland, love that pattern! Please tell me it’s super easy to piece together!

  2. pattyf says:

    Love, Love, Love the Quilts… all of them, but especially All Wrapped Up and Chain Reaction (couldn’t pick just one). Thank you for the preview… am anxious to see your new book.

  3. Karen says:

    Great patterns!
    Can’t wait!

  4. Shelly says:

    My favorite from your new book is Center of Attention. It’s perfect for those large scale prints I haven’t been able to cut up. I also love the Buttercup table runner and the cute kids.

  5. Everything in the book is amazing and since I have to choose a favorite it will be Get Ziggy With It. All of them are incredible. And you have another one on the way? Wow!!

  6. Sarah C says:

    love love the name of the book!

    My fav pattern is gettin ziggy with it. What a fun name too!

  7. Anita says:

    Wow what a great looking book, I can’t wait to check it out. So hard to pick a favorite.

  8. CarolE/UP says:

    Love the Buttercup pattern — and all of your versions!

  9. Ginger says:

    Love all these! I can’t wait to get the book!

    My favorites are Gettin Ziggy With It, and Buttercup!

  10. Laurie C says:

    What great patterns the new book has! You must be thrilled with it. I think my favorite is All Wrapped Up – but it was a hard choice. Congratulations on a great book!

  11. Kate says:

    They all look great, but Im particularly loving Baby Bloomer, its cute! Congrats!

  12. Alicia says:

    All of them. I really can’t choose my favorite. I keep going back and forth. Gettin Ziggy With It or Chain Reaction would probably be my top two but really they are all wonderful!

  13. Kelly O. says:

    Oh my! I literally was gasping aloud at how fabulous these are!
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE “All Wrapped Up”!

  14. They are all so sweet. I like Buttercup!

  15. Kelli says:

    I would make any one of those quilts, but I think my favorite would have to be Buttercup.
    I especially like when you show your quilts in a couple of different colorways. Sometimes I think I’m looking at two different patterns before I realize that it’s just the rearranging of the light or dark fabrics that can change the look. It makes me re-think the fabrics I end up choosing and the look I hope to achieve.

  16. mariajhmom says:

    Excuse me???? Where did all those quilts come from??? Love! Love!!! Love!!!!! Where can I buy a book? I’m stashing jelly rolls for the preview that’s coming. I didn’t know there were more to choose from.

  17. Jennifer says:

    Buttercup is my fave – great patterns and can’t wait to find this in my LQS!

  18. Christy says:

    Beautiful!!!! Love them all, and can’t wait to get my impatient fingers on your new book(s)! I must admit I have not ventured into the world of applique yet, but you sure are tempting me! “All Wrapped Up” and “Chain Reaction” are my favorites! Thanks, as always, for all the inspiration and gorgeous eye candy!

  19. Melody says:

    Wow Heather! I love your new book. I am hoping to see you and your quilts at Spring Market. You really outdid yourself. Can’t wait to buy a copy.

  20. wendysquilting says:

    I love it Heather! Great Quilts another must have! and your little models are just too cute esp Isabella she looks like she’s having so much fun helping her Auntie.

  21. Rindy says:

    First I think I love Chain Reaction the most then All Wrapped Up, then Get Ziggy with It. Who knows, I must have them all. You’ve done a wonderful job.

  22. Carol Lewis says:

    I like the Baby Bloomer. I also like the Chain Reaction. Looks like a great book.

  23. Roseann says:

    I love the “Bloom” wallhanging and the runners and the quilts–Love them all! Will be sure to get my hands on this great book when it’s available.

  24. Sue says:

    I can hardly wait to get my hands on your new book. I love everything that I have seen. Your color choices are always wonderful. My favorite is the rebel roses throw. I am having a hard time finding the fabric available. Do you know of a shop that has some in stock.

  25. Tara says:

    It’s fantastic! As of yet, I don’t do the “A-word.” However, I am planning to try! Keep up the good work!

  26. Debbie says:


    I love them all but I would have to say if I can pick just one…how about two….no no…I can’t pick just one…nor two. I love them all and I love the runners too!

    You are WAY TO TALENTED!!

    You have the quilting MOJO!!

  27. Kris Bair says:

    It is fantastic! I love the appliqued table runner and the chain reaction quilt!

  28. Bre Ann says:

    Love the Buttercup pattern. It would make such a sweet baby blanket!

  29. Cindy says:

    I love them all, but “Buttercup” is my favorite!

  30. Kristan says:

    Your new quilts are fabulous! My absolute favorite is All Wrapped Up, but I also like the Ziggy one. Thanks for the great designs. You inspire me!

  31. rachel says:

    great book!!!
    i can’t wait to get my hands on it.

    my favs would have to be buttercup and gettin’ ziggy with it.

  32. Melanie says:

    I loved Chain Reaction and All Wrapped Up.

  33. A Betty says:

    The patterns are so much fun. It’s good to see some different things showing up. My two favorites are All Wrapped Up and Buttercup. I have already used Soiree and Swanky and love them both. I really like the Swanky table topper you made too. Betty

  34. Dorrie says:

    These new patterns look too fun! And I love jelly rolls, I can’t wait! Your color palettes are always so beautiful.

  35. 2hippos says:

    I love Buttercup, with and without the applique.

  36. Diane says:

    Wow!!! What a wonderful book! Can’t wait for it to be available! I have made several quilts from your patterns and they all had great instructions – such a joy to make! My favorite one in this book is All Wrapped Up! Thanks for writing great patterns!

  37. Alyson says:

    Amazing! I’ll be out getting the book as soon as I can. I love “Chain Reaction”, it’s my favorite. So fun!

  38. Ruth B says:

    I must say they all are wonderful eye candy. Picking a favorite is tough…but I am drawn back over and over to Baby Bloomer so I guess that must be my favorite. Beautiful quilts!

  39. Camille says:

    Heather! WOW. I love every single thing in this book! how do you do it? And have extras that don’t make it? I’m so impressed.

  40. jo says:

    I have sat and looked at chain reaction…trying to figure out the block and can’t so I am really anxious to see the book. I read quilt books like regular books…Looking around my house, I see the perfect spot for the baby bloom quilt and the buttercup table runner. I love your simple easy to follow designs and can’t wait for a new book full of them!!

  41. Lisa says:

    I love “All Wrapped Up”–I’d love to try it with some asian prints….

  42. Barbara says:

    Well I think it is really hard to pick just one but Chain Reaction would be my 1st choice, followed by Buttercup and then All Wrapped Up. So many choices! Really, really love those patterns though. Thanks for the preview.

  43. Gina says:

    Wow I can’t wait to get a hold of my free copy! Thanks so much for offering a fun way to get to know everyone with a prize that anyone would be elated to win!

    I’ve got my eye on center of attention and … well all of the others!

    Can’t wait! Thanks again =)

  44. Lynnette says:

    Your quilts are amazing. I love them all, but I think rebel roses is my favorite. It is so beautiful.

  45. Stephanie says:

    Can’t wait to see your new book in person! Love your props. Are they in the book too???

  46. Chris says:

    Oh my goodness these are just BEAUTIFULLY FUN!!! I love them all! 🙂 My favorite might be “Buttercup”…so many ways to use it. So very cute!! I am new to quilting and I have looked around your site several times. Will be back often! Thanks for the book! 😉 (Hope, hope!)

  47. Jana says:

    It’s hard to say what’s my favorite — I love them all! I think my favorite name is “Getting Ziggy With It.” Too funny!

  48. Maree says:

    Love them All..but I would have to say “All Wrapped up” is my favourite…..Gorgeous Book.Congratulations…Your Props are too Cute & did a Great Job.!

  49. Chris Braun says:

    I love the new book! I don’t think I could pick out a favorite, they’re all beautiful and fun!

  50. Becky says:

    Another great book; thanks! I think I like the wall-sized “Chain Reaction” most.

  51. MichelleB says:

    My favorite is the Chain Reaction quilt. Love it!

  52. Casey says:

    okay, this is HARD. I love Buttercup and Gettin’ Ziggy With It (great name by the way!). oh I need this book!!

  53. Elaine says:

    First I like all of them. But if I have to choose, I LOVE Baby Bloomer and Buttercup. Great work again, Heather. Can’t wait to get this book. So many options.

  54. Wendy says:

    Those little children are the cutest ever! Oh yea – I love all your quilts too!

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  56. Jocey says:

    I just love all your designs and the way you put the colours together. If I had to pick a favorite it would be “All Wrapped Up” and “Chain Reaction” with Rebel Roses. Luuuuvy…Great work as always

  57. Jackie says:

    Love all the quilts! If I have to pick just one it would be “All wrapeed up”.

  58. patty says:

    I liked all the quilts. I suppose if I have to choose. I’d make the buttercup runner first and then “getty ziggy with it”
    Thanks for all the inspiration Can’t wait to see what else you have coming!

  59. Molly Culley says:

    Oh my, gorgeous! I love Chain Reaction and Buttercup. Can’t wait for the book!

  60. Gretchen says:

    Another fabulous book!!!!!! I love the “Gettin’ Ziggy With It” quilt. The name is too cool and the pattern looks like a lot of fun. Can’t wait to see more “have-to-do’s” on Saturday!

  61. Jeanine says:

    Great book! My favorite is “Chain Reaction” with Rebel Roses line.

  62. Leslie L says:

    LOVE it! Gotta have it!! When will the book be available to buy? So hard to pick a favorite, but it might be Chain Reaction. I love the little triangles. They seem to make it sparkle. Thank you for producing yet another gorgeous book for us to feast on!

  63. Nova says:

    The first “All Wrapped Up” quilt. I like the bright spring colours!

  64. Jo Anne says:

    Heather, I like them all. If I have to pick just one, I choose “All wrapped up.” Thanks for sharing the photos with us.

  65. pam says:

    I’m one of a ton who are saying those can’t be any cuter! What a cheerful book!

  66. laura B. says:

    Oh I would love to win! You have such beautiful patterns!

  67. Darcy says:

    Chain Reaction is definitely my favorite! You do such inspiring work, thank you! 🙂

  68. Joan Parker says:

    I love the runners…so versatile.

  69. Cathy McMann says:

    You are so creative. I’m going to have to get the book. It is hard to pick a favorite, but would be either Buttercup or Chain Reaction.

  70. westcoastauntie says:

    Another inspirational book! Your patterns make me want to grab some fabric and sew…right now! I think Chain Reaction is my favorite.

  71. Susan Lanthrip says:

    I love the one you made with Rebel Roses! The fabric and pattern are beautiful.

  72. Becky says:

    Great book!!! I love all of the projects, but I think Chain Reaction is my favorite.

  73. I’m having a hard time deciding which one I like best. All Wrapped Up and Chained Reaction are grabbing me. Nice looking quilts. Love the tablerunners!

  74. Christine Thomas says:

    Oh man…pick one??? I pick the book. They all look like projects I would want to do. Nice work, Heather.

  75. Iva says:

    All of the quilts are fabulous and I can’t wait to have the book! The first one I would start with is All Wrapped Up.

  76. Mary-Kay C. says:

    All your quilts are beautiful but if I had to pick one I think it would be All Wrapped Up. I really like the bright colours of Lila Tueller’s fabrics. They just seem to pop off the page. Your pictures are great and I imagine that the quilts look even more awesome in person. Beautiful.

  77. Kami Mandell says:

    Like so many other people, I love the All Wrapped Up quilt. It is way too cut, But to be honest I would probably make the Buttercup table runner first. Great book I will be on the lookout for it.

  78. The Genius says:

    Oh my! Between your patterns and Amy Butler’s fabrics, I am about to pick up quilting. Although then I realize I have to place for a machine.

  79. Joyce says:

    Love the Gettin’ Ziggy With It pattern. Great job

  80. Sandra says:

    I can not wait to buy the new book…I love all of the new patterns.

  81. Alexandra says:

    Heather, once again you are amazing at reading my mind for what I like! The patterns are fantastic, clever use of colour, shape and design that are achieved quickly. Plus I know that the patterns will be accurate and easy to follow.
    all ’round brilliant designer
    thank you

  82. Elise says:

    Gorgeous patterns – all of them! Will have to purchase that book for myself. Especially loved All Wrapped Up and Chain Reaction. Heather, I’m amazed by all your fabulous ideas for Jelly Rolls!

  83. Nicole says:

    Oh, I can’t decide if I like “gettin ziggy with it” or “all wrapped up” better…….really they are all gorgeous!

  84. Rebecca Woods says:

    Very hard decision but I think I might have to go with the all wrapped up. Although I like the Chain Reaction in Rebel Roses too. I just really like them all. And being such a collector of Jelly rolls I cant wait until this book comes out over here in Australia. Love the props too hee hee.

  85. Dawn says:

    Another fantastic book!! I heart all of them!!

  86. linda k says:

    Hi, just love your baby bloomer!! The fabric is just jummmy! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  87. sherri says:

    Wow!!! I want to make them all! They are all wonderful!

  88. Erinn says:

    Love the getting ziggy with it! Love the pattern, the fabric and the name! I am so in awe of your creativity.

  89. Vickie E says:

    I want to make ALL the quilts and tablerunners. I can’t tell if it’s the patterns or the fabric or the combo. I just am so impressed with all of your designs. I only wish I had the ability…
    Thank you so much for the giveaway..I can’t wait until it arrives.

  90. Christine says:

    Wow. Love all the designs for the new book. My most favourite though is the Buttercup quilt. I will definitely be adding this book to my collection of your patterns.

  91. Connie says:

    Heather, your quilts are beautiful and your nieces and nephew are even more beautiful! Congratulations on another terrific book…I can’t even imagine the hard work that goes into it!

  92. Gillian says:

    Wow, it’s so hard to choose my favourite. I love All Wrapped Up, Chain Reaction and Centre of Attention, please don’t make me choose.

  93. “All wrapped up” is my favorite….although it was really tough to choose one. I love all the patterns.

  94. Sheila says:

    These are great quilts; I can’t wait to add this book to my ‘Heather’ collection. I love the Chain Reaction quilt, and Buttercup, and the cover quilt, and… LOL

  95. Julie says:

    I cannot wait to do my own “Buttercup”, wow love the new book. I really do like “All Wrappe Up” too. I will be adding this book to my collection. Thanks.

  96. Laura says:

    The Chain Reaction is beautiful! especially in your Rebel Roses. The bird on Buttercup is too cute for words! You are AMAZINGLY talented!

  97. Carey says:

    They are all inspirational and definitely make you want to sew, sew, sew ! You always come up with the goods 🙂

  98. Nichole says:

    IT is seriously so hard to choose a favorite here. They are all so great and this is one book where I would want to make every pattern in it. I can’t wiat to get it. My favorites are Getting Ziggy With It and Buttercup. I love those zig-zag designs. Beautiful work!

  99. Chantie Belnap says:

    Absolutely love Buttercup! Okay, and Baby Bloomer, too. Too hard to go with just one! Thanks for the entry!

  100. Judy says:

    All look totally wonderful and “Fun”! I think for starters my pick is “Chain Reaction”. Now off to my sewing room for some quick quilt time.

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  102. Ruth says:

    I love all the zig zag runners and quilt. The kids are sooooo… cute too. Smart to get a little break before market. Have a great market! I’m sure you will.
    Just finished quilting the two blue/yellow whirly bird baby quilts for my nieces twins that I pieced at Lake Beauty. I’ll send you pics before I send them off. I really like the zig zag edge.

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  105. Cindy says:

    Wow! I am so inspired. I have to get this book!! I have been neglecting my creative needs to be able to get a few things done this summer. But, I can not deny myself any longer. I feel like i’m going to explode. Thank you for your inspiration and creativity!! (I absolutley love the “All Wrapped Up” design and the table runner for those that don’t “A”.so many possibilities!!)

  106. jaybird says:

    i just made a post about neptune and included your quilt!
    i ordered your book and i can’t wait to get it!

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